Concepts and Terminology of Validation for Computational Solid Mechanics Models 2004-01-0454
During the past couple of years, a committee under the auspices of the ASME Codes and Standards division has been formed and are meeting regularly. The purpose of the committee is to develop and publish a set of documents that describe a common process for verification and validation of computational solid mechanics models. There are many issues under discussion and many concepts under debate. In this paper we will present some the major concepts and the differing viewpoints focusing on the concept of validation and relate this to the automotive industry in particular.